Conceptual discussion around the notion of the human being as an inter and multiplanetary species
The current advances in our exploration of Mars have made us think of the human species as a multiplanetary species. However, we have certain challenges before we can truly consider ourselves such a species, especially moral ones. Therefore, astrobioethics would be the right one to examine what it takes to consider ourselves a multiplanetary species. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the meaning and significance of being an inter- and multiplanetary species. To achieve this, a philosophical and critical analysis will be made, using as input aspects of biology, ethics and moral community. We conclude that to be a truly multiplanetary species, more than the technological aspects that allow us to reach other planets, a change at different levels will be needed.
How to citeChon-Torres, O.A. & Murga-Moreno, C.A. (2021). Conceptual discussion around the notion of the human being as an inter and multiplanetary species. International Journal of Astrobiology. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1473550421000197
PublisherCambridge University Press
Category / SubcategoryHumanidades / Filosofía
JournalInternational Journal of Astrobiology
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